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stanpeter
02-02-2011, 12:46 AM
I just bought myself a new set of D'Addario strings but I seem to have gotten the wrong ones. It's a J65 set, with gauges of 24, 32, 34 and 28. It states it is for the BF#DA - tuning, and here I made a miss: I want the GCEA tuning. Any possibility I could use these strings for what I want?

Edit: I found this (too late for this post):

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?33980

Nuprin
02-02-2011, 01:27 AM
I've used J65s on a couple of my sopranos. They still work in gCEA tuning but they have lower tension.

stanpeter
02-02-2011, 02:58 AM
Does the lower tension means you have a higher risk in rattles and buzzes? It will probably be easier to fret on the otherhand, no? I'll just give it a shot one of these days, it's not that they cost a pound of gold, right?

Nuprin
02-02-2011, 11:56 AM
Never had any buzzing but I find you have to be a little more accurate when pressing the string down...the lower tension makes it easier for the string to bend, thus slightly changing the pitch.